WETEX to Highlight the Future of the World’s Water Technology


    As the world’s population continues to rise, the demand for clean energy resources is also steadily increasing, which poses the significant challenge to humanity of ensuring sufficient clean water resources, by creating more opportunities to develop new innovations and technologies; while also preserving the environment and conserving natural resources. The scarcity of drinking water in different parts of the world imposes challenges that encouraged many companies to invest in research of new technologies for water production and storage. The effort has coincided with broad awareness campaigns for rationalization and waste reduction. Researchers have taken different paths in their quest to find new sources of water supply, including the move towards enhancing desalination of seawater, reducing costs of treated waste water, and solar-powered desalination. The innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies in water treatment are one of the key subjects of the 19th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which is being held under the theme, ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability,’ from 23 to 25 October, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is held in adherence with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA. WETEX will showcase the latest developments and projects in water, energy and environmental technology. This year's WETEX is expected to attract the largest number of industry players from around the world under one roof, covering all aspects from water treatment, desalination plants, pipes of all kinds, to coolers and heaters. WETEX will also display tools, equipment and accessories for digging technologies, pumps, valves, the latest advances in irrigation systems, agriculture and horticulture equipment and water extraction equipment. With a focus on water conservation, WETEX will be showing products for detecting and treating water leakages, reservoir lining and various materials used in the water sector and for water transportation. During the exhibition, DEWA will also highlight its strategic plan to promote the efficiency of its water network to meet increasing demand for clean water and support sustainable development in the Emirate through the launch of sustainable development projects all over the world. DEWA will promote the efforts of the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), operating under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to combat poverty and disease by finding durable and substantial solutions to the scarcity of drinking water by using solar energy and other sustainable solutions. More than 8 million people in 19 countries around the world have benefitted from Suqia’s projects.

    WETEX has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of its kind worldwide with an increasing number of exhibitors and sponsors participating at the event. WETEX 2017 serves as an important meeting point for manufacturers, service providers, decision-makers and investors from around the world to ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Since its launch 19 years ago, the exhibition has seen the conclusion of many agreements and partnerships that contributed to shift the energy sector regionally and globally. This year, WETEX will provide a platform to show the latest technologies in water, energy, environment and green economy. The exhibition focuses on innovation as one of the key pillars to drive sustainable development, improve the quality of life and transform Dubai to a destination of choice to for living, working and tourism, as well as to attract investment. The event is being organized under the umbrella of the 4th Green Week, as it coincides with the second Dubai Solar Show and the fourth World Green Economy Summit 2017 with over 80 speakers from around the world invited to speak on various aspects of green economy, smart cities and innovation.

    Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 Set to Be a Record-Breaker

    Visitors at last year’s event

    With the latest edition of global water exhibition Aquatech Amsterdam set to open its doors in just a matter of weeks, a suite of new and expanded features in the industry-leading program have helped put the show on track to be a record-breaker. Exhibitor numbers have already passed the 900 mark, the highest ever for the event. Advance visitor registrations, the trade show area, and the number of entrants to the prestigious Aquatech Innovation Awards are all at record levels, putting the show on course to be the most successful yet. Aquatech Amsterdam, to be held from 31 October to 3 November, already leads the way as an international platform for process, drinking and waste water technologies. The 2017 edition of the show will include an even greater focus on innovation, and the expanded program will highlight the latest developments in key segments such as desalination and smart technologies. A constant drive by the Aquatech team to make the event even more successful has put the latest edition on track to break records on all fronts. Exhibitor numbers are already at a new high. This year there will be a greater area of trade show floor than ever before. The Aquatech Innovation Awards have attracted the greatest ever number of entries, with 78 exciting innovations put forward. On top of this, advance visitor registrations are at a record level.

    The Organization Is Moving Up Into High Gear

    Visitors at MCE

    MOSTRA CONVEGNO EXPOCOMFORT, the world’s well-known biennial exhibition dedicated to residential and industrial installations, air-conditioning and renewable energy, enlivening the halls of Fiera Milano from 13th – 16th March 2018. Technological innovation in terms of products, systems and solutions for comfortable living and strong internationalism, reign once again as the undisputed protagonists of MCE 2018, reaffirming the event leading position in an even more global context. Right now, MCE - MOSTRA CONVEGNO EXPOCOMFORT 2018 has registered over 1,100 direct exhibitors. It has all it took to be a success. Many new companies choosing the show to make their debut, some big names making a comeback and a sharp rise in foreign exhibiting companies. In particular, the display area dedicated to air conditioning, refrigeration and hardware sectors is almost completely sold out. Excellent performance for sanitary technology, water treatment, heating and renewables too. In total, over 80% of the exhibition spaces have already been pre-booked. MCE 2018 will once again be an ideal showcase that will take visitors on a journey through the most innovative technologies for energy efficient management of the built environment (commercial, residential, and industrial), from a single flat to a block of flats, from public buildings to industrial plants. A unique opportunity for all players in the global HVAC&R systems market; from manufacturers of high tech solutions to wholesalers and retailers, designers and installers, to discover novelties and the leading sector trends.